Are you someone that enjoys spending time outside? Working as a landscaper in Northwest Michigan means you will be outside year-round, installing landscaping and maintaining properties, whether that is mowing or snowplowing! Working in landscaping involves creative design, as you work with landscape architects and clients to create beautifully welcoming spaces at homes throughout the region!
More about a career as a landscaper:
Not required, experience is the best teacher!
Day In The Life of a Landscaper:
Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage.
Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features.
Shovel snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots and spread salt in those areas.
Install rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment.
Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.